Landtag of Brandenburg
Landtag of Brandenburg
|1 September 2019|
|2024 Brandenburg state election|
|City Palace, Potsdam|
The Landtag of Brandenburg was established in 1946 and abolished in 1952. It was re-established in 1990. The seat of the Parliament is the reconstructed Potsdam City Palace since early 2014. Its former seat was the Military School building on the Brauhausberg, Potsdam, which dates from 1902.
Elections to the Landtag use a hybrid system whereby the 44 electoral districts return one member each in first-past-the-post votes, and 44 seats are elected by party-list proportional representation. Every German citizen who has been habitually resident in Brandenburg for at least one month prior to the election is entitled to vote.
Each elector has two votes, one for the individual representative of their electoral district and the other for a party list. The proportionally allocated seats are distribruted proportionally based on votes across the state to all parties or political unions on the list that received at least 5% of the vote in a constituency or who have won one or more directly elected seats.
Candidates are required to be over 18 years old, be a citizen of Germany and have lived in the state of Brandenburg for 3 months.
Elections are held every five years, on a Sunday or public holiday between 57 and 60 months after the start of the first legislative period after the previous election.
The most recent election was held on 1 September 2019 and the next elections will be held in 2024. The legislature may be dissolved sooner by a two thirds majority vote, if this happens new elections must be held within 70 days.
The results of the 2019 Landtag elections were as follows:
|Social Democratic Party (SPD)||Social democracy||331,238||26.2%||−5.7pp||25||−5||28.4%|
|Alternative for Germany (AfD)||German nationalism||297,484||23.5%||+11.3pp||23||+12||26.1%|
|Christian Democratic Union (CDU)||Christian democracy||196,988||15.6%||−7.4pp||15||−6||17.0%|
|Alliance '90/The Greens (Grünen)||Green politics||136,364||10.8%||+4.6pp||10||+4||11.4%|
|The Left (Die Linke)||Democratic socialism||135,558||10.7%||−7.9pp||10||−7||11.4%|
|Brandenburger Vereinigte Bürgerbewegungen/Freie Wähler (BVB/Freie Wähler)||Direct democracy||63,851||5.0%||+2.3pp||5||+2||5.7%|
|Free Democratic Party (FDP)||Liberalism||51,660||4.1%||+2.6pp||0||±0||0%|
|Human Environment Animal Protection (Tierschutzpartei)||Animalism||32,959||2.6%||+2.6pp||0||±0||0%|
|Pirate Party Germany (Piraten)||8,712||0.7%||−0.8pp||0||±0||0%|
|Blank and invalid votes||15,789||1.2|
|Registered voters / turnout||2,088,592||61.3|
Presidents of the Landtag of BrandenburgEdit
|Friedrich Ebert (junior)||November 22, 1946 – 1949||SED|
|Otto Meier||February, 1949–1952||SED|
|Herbert Knoblich||October 26, 1990 – October 13, 2004||SPD|
|Gunter Fritsch||October 13, 2004 – 2014||SPD|
|Britta Stark||October 8, 2014–present||SPD|
- Official Web site of Landtag Brandenburg (in German)
- "Elections - Landtag Brandenburg". www.landtag.brandenburg.de. Redaktion des Landtages Brandenburg. Retrieved 2017-01-12.
- "Elections". Welcome to Parliament. Landtag Brandenburg. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
- "Article 62 (Legislative term, new elections)". Constitution of the Land of Brandenburg (PDF). Landtag Brandenburg. 2015.
(2) The Landtag may dissolve itself by a resolution of a majority of two thirds of its members.
(3) If the Landtag is dissolved, new elections shall be held within seventy days.
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